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Get to Know: Lori Biondo

Lori has been a D365 Finance Solution Architect with Fusion since January 2021. While working remotely from Arizona, Lori helps clients grow their business with digital solutions.

Lori-Biondo_edit_Lori-BiondoQ: What does a typical workday look like for you?

A: Since I am in Arizona, my day starts with a standup at 6:00 a.m. and I’m back to my computer by 7:00 a.m. My workday is filled with Microsoft Teams meetings with clients, as well as other team members. We work on D365 Finance and Operations implementations and client support.

Q: What did you do prior to joining Fusion? How does your previous experience help you in your role now?

A: I formerly worked for RSM McGladrey, leading a team of Dynamics GP consultants, consulting with clients, and managing projects. Most recently, I had experience with Arctic IT as a consultant and solution architect on “Large Enterprise D365 Finance and Operations” projects.

Q: What is a memorable client project you were proud of?

A: I was part of a full D365 Finance and Operations implementation for tribal government that went live onsite during COVID in 2020.

Q: Do you have any certifications:

A:  I have my CPA license and my MB-300 D365 Core Finance and Operations certification.

Q: Are you part of any Fusion groups or initiatives?

A: I am a part of TechTalk.

Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in this field?

A: I am a true geek. I love technology and numbers.

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up, and why?

A: Since I’ve always been a true geek, I wanted to be a math teacher or actuary when I was younger.

Q: What impact do you want to make on our client’s businesses?

A: I want to enable clients to manage evolving businesses through Microsoft cloud ERP solutions.

Q: What advice would you give people entering this field?

A: I would recommend studying all the resources available, learning from peers on projects, and taking exams.

Q: Do you have any mentors at Fusion:

A: No, but I’m currently looking for one!

Q: What do you do for fun outside of work?

A: I kayak, hike, spend time with my daughters and 3 dogs, and volunteer at church. I enjoy activities with my friends, like happy hour, going to the pool, or puzzles when it’s too hot outside.

Q: What are your favorite can’t-miss sights in Arizona?

A: In Cave Creek/Scottsdale Arizona, there are amazing hiking trails through the desert, near beautiful rocks, cactuses, and desert plants. I also enjoy Bartlett Lake and Salt River for kayaking.

Q: What are the top books or podcasts you’d recommend?

A: My last read was “Bad Girls of the Bible.”

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